I haven’t written in over a month. I’ve been meaning to get something up, but I was processing what to say. Am I lazy or processing?
My students continue to amaze me to their talent and innovation they process. Many times we see students just sitting there looking away. If they are not actively working, we think that they are just lazy. Well, I don’t feel that way. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses and let the processing of all the information you have to settle. Many teachers don’t like this, they want work, work, and more work. I take the google thought of 20%. They believe 20% of your time you should be working in the things you want to create, not assignments. Since I have taken this approach in my classroom, my students have amazed me more and more.
I just had an evaluation of the quarter with my junior high students. Their main comment was that they had enough time to finish and process. I think the more and more you get into the techie stuff, the more you have to process how to use it and create. So, I have been processing and you will see a lot of new things here on my blog.
Motto: Let it happen, don’t MAKE it happen…